Acacia Coast

Acacia serves as brewers guilds manager on the Brewers Association Government Affairs team. Since 2011, she has been working to support the organizational development of more than 60 small non-profit U.S. state and regional brewers associations—also known as guilds. Currently based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Acacia’s role includes traveling to 20+ states and over 80 craft breweries each year, attending Capitol Hill climbs, brewers guild meetings, various national and international brewing and association management conferences, regulatory agency conferences, and of course beer festivals.

  1. In Whitefish talking economic development of beer at Western Governors Conference today.
  2. Jetting off to D.C. for BA’s June Hill Climb and the always extraordinary SAVOR beer+food pairing gala.
  3. Road trip north to the Cowboy State for a WY Craft Brewers Guild meeting and fest in Jackson today.
  4. Off to spend a beautiful weekend in NW Arkansas for an AR Brewers Guild meeting!
  5. NV Craft Brewers Association member meeting today in Reno with 30+ indie NV breweries.
  6. Free the Beer NV Reception in Carson City with NV Craft Brewers Association today.

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Is Arkansas the Craft Beer Frontier?

Founded in 2003, the Arkansas Brewers Guild (ABG) now has 22 members (out of about 28 total breweries in the state). Every Arkansas state representative has a brewery in their district, which certainly helped the guild …More

Louisiana Brewers Advocate for Improved Regulatory System

On April 11, the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild celebrated the inaugural guild-sponsored “Louisiana Beer Day” with a visit to the Capitol in Baton Rouge, La.  The group spent the day educating officials and advocating for local brewers. Many participants had previously never been to the Louisiana State Capitol—and it was …More